Chapter Four. Enjoy Financial and Professional Security

“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”

Joe Paterno

Karl Wallenda, the founder and leader of the famous daredevil family of stunt performers known as “The Flying Wallendas,” was once quoted as saying that “life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.”[1] During a high-wire act in 1978, Karl Wallenda fell to his death at age 73. He died, as many have said, doing what he loved. If you have ever seen the high-wire walkers’ act, you know they are the stars of the circus: The music builds to underscore the danger of the act they will perform. The audience’s trepidation is in the air they breathe. The spotlight ...

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